And A Happy New Year
Though this outfit may have temporarily blinded some unsuspecting party-goers, it was actually my insides that felt like they’d been coated with glitter.
I may have been the sparkliest person in my hometown of Starkville, Mississippi this New Year’s Eve. I spent the entire evening beaming. That was probably due less to my outfit and more to the fact I was surrounded by my mom, stepdad, sister, brother-in-law, three of my best friends since childhood and their partners (one of whom came all the way from South Korea where he’s currently stationed). It was a pretty decent way to start 2012, which I predict will go down in the books as “The Year of The Sparkle.”
Outfit Total - $94
|green sequin shirt||$64||BambieJonesVintage||Seattle, WA|
|embellishments||$3||Goodwill - Livingston Street||Brooklyn, NY|
|pink tule skirt||$18||Buffalo Exchange - East Village||Manhattan, NY|
|red tights and silver Rockette shoes||in my closet 5+ years|
The outfit started with my finding this crazy pink cloud skirt at Buffalo Exchange. Then I shopped for the perfect shirt over at Etsy. And to give it that special festive boost, I sewed on all the red, glittery second-hand holiday decor I could find, leaving just enough aside to pin in my hair. My goal was to take advantage of every opportunity for shininess from head to toe, leaving no sparkly stone unturned. I shall consider this goal achieved.
This was actually the second time I wore this particular second-hand outfit. I also wore it to the AIGA/NY Winter Bash, which was a helluva night as well!